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The Benefits that Apprenticeships can Bring to Young People

Apprenticeships – Parents

Real Jobs & Real Futures

Apprenticeship programmes give young people an opportunity to grow and learn in a work environment. With support from the Vogal Training as well as the employer, Apprentices develop skills and knowledge for their career, personal and professional behaviours and a selection of qualifications, all as part of their Apprenticeship.

What are the Benefits of an Apprenticeship ?

  • Learning in a workplace environment with training at Vogal
  • 97% of Apprentices say their ability to do the job improved as a result of the Apprenticeship
  • It is an ideal solution for forward thinking savvy individuals who want to develop their career
  • Employers have designed the Apprenticeship Standards, ensuring that learning is suitable for real work situations. With relevant experience and knowledge, many students will continue their career with the same employer following completion of their Apprenticeship.

Myth Busters

All Apprenticeships include 1 day releaseIn any Apprenticeship, 20% off the job training must take place either in or out of the working environment but it must be undertaken outside of day-to-day work duties. This can include 1 or more days of learning at Vogal.
Apprenticeships are only for 16 year oldsApprenticeships are available to all ages and can be used to upskill your existing staff. An employer contribution may apply depending on the size of your business (we can advise)
Apprentices have to be aged 16-18This is not true – an apprentice can be any age and can be already employed. You can also undertake an apprenticeship if you already have a degree.
Apprentices don’t earn muchApprenticeship pay must meet the national minimum wage but the apprentices at Vogal often earn above that level.
Apprenticeship isn’t more than work experienceAn Apprenticeship is a real job with a contract of employment and benefits from day one, where Apprentices are an integral part of the workforce.
University would be a better optionYou can still achieve a degree-level qualification while developing workplace skills – without incurring any student debt – through a Degree Apprenticeship. An Apprenticeship can provide you with a lot of options.

The average salary for a Vogal Apprentice is £10k – £17k (about £5.13ph – £8.71ph), which is above the minimum wage for a 16-18 year old in employment without formal training.

Many Apprentices enjoy additional benefits such as bonus, up to 5 weeks holiday per year plus bank holidays and access the exclusive Apprentice Extra card which gives discount in the majority of high street and online retailers and restaurants.

Vogal Apprentices will Learn Valuable Life Skills

One of the great benefits of Apprenticeships is the support that the Apprentice will receive to develop new skills. From the beginning of their learning, Apprentices will be developing a mix of important and valuable behaviours and skills.

SkillPersonal Development
Professional Skills From learning the basics of writing an email in a professional manner, to understanding the do’s and don’ts of the workplace, Apprenticeships aim to introduce individuals to working life in a supportive environment.
Industry SkillsApprentices gain an immediate insight into how businesses work. They will gain an understanding of sector skills and industry trends. Apprentices will also work with up-to-date technology and learn from experienced colleagues working alongside them every day.
Confidence  Apprentices are given a lot of support by their employer to help them build their confidence. Tasks such as working on projects, contributing to the organisations’ goals and speaking with clients will help to build up confidence as a professional and in their everyday life.
ResilienceFinding and securing an Apprenticeship can be competitive and just like any job in the real world, not everyone that applies will be successful first time. The rigorous application processes, as well as finding solutions for challenges that may occur in the job role, will teach Apprentices to develop and build their resilience.
Time ManagementGetting up early, meeting deadlines and managing their workload whilst studying for their Apprenticeship, can make Apprentices some of the best individuals at managing and prioritising their time.
Interpersonal SkillsWorking in a team with colleagues of various ages and backgrounds is very different to the school environment young people are used to. Learning how to communicate effectively, work collaboratively, share/receive feedback and  listen & manage relationships in a professional environment will provide the opportunity for Apprentices to develop amazing interpersonal skills.
Public SpeakingApprentices may need to present ideas to colleagues on team/individual projects, speak at meetings or even deliver a speech at a conference. There are likely to be lots of opportunities to develop this skill in their job and Apprenticeship.

We can help

Apprenticeships are available in different areas of Engineering and at different levels. Our team can help if you need to talk to someone about possible options for a young person or the benefits of joining an Apprenticeship.

Talk to us today and find out more about apprenticeships.

The Benefits that Apprentices can Bring to Young People

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